- Present participle of repudiate.
Variant of repudiate
transitive verbrepudiated, repudiating
- to refuse to have anything to do with; disown or cast off publicly
- to refuse to accept or support; deny the validity or authority of (a belief, a treaty, etc.)
- to deny the truth of (a charge, etc.)
- to refuse to acknowledge or pay (a debt or obligation): said esp. of a government
Origin of repudiate; from Classical Latin repudiatus, past participle of repudiare, to put away, divorce ; from repudium, separation, a divorce ; from re-, away, back + base of pudere, to feel shame